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1. Posted by pollygo (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

[b]I live in Toronto, Canada and wonder if there really is an incredible itinerary that would
involve being able to visit the five continents?

If that's not possible, I want to include Africa, (South Africa, kenya) and South America (countries
optional) Australia, China, Tokyo.

Polly

2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Hi Polly,

How much time do you have available and what kind of budget have you got?

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

I don't think 32,000 Miles will even get you to California, let alone overseas. It's been awhile since I worked on the mileage brochures (way back in another life), but I remember the RTW tickets for Star Alliance being upwards of 300,000 miles.

So yes, there are RTW itineraries that cover the world. But no, I don't think you've collected enough to get there just yet.

Keep saving!

4. Posted by bjnsharp (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

I don't think 32,000 Miles will even get you to California, let alone overseas. It's been awhile since I worked on the mileage brochures (way back in another life), but I remember the RTW tickets for Star Alliance being upwards of 300,000 miles.

So yes, there are RTW itineraries that cover the world. But no, I don't think you've collected enough to get there just yet.

Keep saving!

Haha, you could go to the moon with 300,000 miles.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting bjnsharp

Quoting tway

I don't think 32,000 Miles will even get you to California, let alone overseas. It's been awhile since I worked on the mileage brochures (way back in another life), but I remember the RTW tickets for Star Alliance being upwards of 300,000 miles.

So yes, there are RTW itineraries that cover the world. But no, I don't think you've collected enough to get there just yet.

Keep saving!

Haha, you could go to the moon with 300,000 miles.

Hee hee! Just about.

Aeroplan Miles aren't calculated by actual miles flown. Montreal to Toronto, if I remember right, was 15,000 Aeroplan Miles -- but it's only about 3,000 km between the two cities. I have no idea how they came up with their calculations...

[ Edit: Edited on 06-May-2009, at 09:37 by tway ]

6. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

If you click the link to the Online RTW tool on Flight Lookup, you can determine how many miles you'll need for the trip.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Oops--I think I'm way off! Star Alliance seems to work independently from the mileage calculations of their member airlines.

Anyway, this may help.

8. Posted by pollygo (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Quoting Blinq

Hi Polly,

How much time do you have available and what kind of budget have you got?

I might use from 9 months to a year. Budget conscious...hostels, cheaper hotels.

I'm also wondering which country is the cheapest to buy a Star Alliance RWT.

It used to be Bulgaria before it joined the European Union.
Example: 39,000 miles for $2,619.CAD but now it's Euros 3,299 which = $5123 CAD.

Any non EU countries with bargains.

Thanks for replying Blinq and others.

Polly

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Oops--I think I'm way off! Star Alliance seems to work independently from the mileage calculations of their member airlines.

Anyway, this may help.

LOL, you were thinking about airmiles right?
I think all rtw fares are calculated in miles/km aren't they? Should be km by the way, the only right way

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting tway

Oops--I think I'm way off! Star Alliance seems to work independently from the mileage calculations of their member airlines.

Anyway, this may help.

LOL, you were thinking about airmiles right?
I think all rtw fares are calculated in miles/km aren't they? Should be km by the way, the only right way

I was actually basing it on Aeroplan Miles--as Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance and I used to write up their frequent-flyer brochures eons ago. The RTW tickets were upwards of 300,000 Aeroplan Miles, so I (wrongly) assumed that Star Alliance member airlines used the same mileage structure. I was way off!

Sorry for the confusion!